Roy Roberts, emergency manager of the Detroit Public Schools, speaks at Amelia Earhart Elementary-Middle School. Roberts, a former General Motors executive, came out of retirement to try to fix the school system.
"I had to learn to deal with it on my own," Victoria Blumenberg, 25, says of the stress of her deployment to Iraq with the Air Force Reserves. Here, she visits a restaurant in Charlotte, N.C., with Pete Kneski.
Libyan rebel fighters advance in their tank about 60 miles east of the town of Sirte on Tuesday. Sirte is Moammar Gadhafi's hometown and the last bastion of his loyalist forces.
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A Syrian military tank takes position in a residential street in the central city of Homs Monday. Government troops reportedly are defecting to join the activists.
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